Mosca
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November 20th, 2010 at 12:33:24 PM permalink
Quote: mkl654321

Well, maybe people will start realizing that they DON'T have to stay in a Strip megatoilet, especially not when they charge those unconscionable fees. Aren't the amenities part of what's supposed to be the reason for staying at one of these already overpriced superdumps? So now you have to pay extra for them, and have to pay whether you want them, or will use them, or not!

The choice on the Strip is now between getting ripped off at Harrah's or getting ripped off elsewhere by resort fees. Stay off the Strip for $39/night, and spend the money you save on a rental car or taxis. You really don't want to gamble on the Strip anyway, so why go there at all? The only purpose and function of the Strip is to bend over tourists.



That whole scenario sounds like hell to me. It reminds me of my friend who was bragging that he took his family to Disney and they stayed at a motel for $29 a night, and got 3 cots, for $5/night each, for the kids. Not for us. I don't care about the $20/night, I care that it's tacked on extra.

I work hard for my money, and dammit, I'm going to blow it in style! Just give me full disclosure on what I'm wasting it on.
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mkl654321
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November 20th, 2010 at 12:38:13 PM permalink
Quote: Mosca

That whole scenario sounds like hell to me. It reminds me of my friend who was bragging that he took his family to Disney and they stayed at a motel for $29 a night, and got 3 cots, for $5/night each, for the kids. Not for us. I don't care about the $20/night, I care that it's tacked on extra.

I work hard for my money, and dammit, I'm going to blow it in style! Just give me full disclosure on what I'm wasting it on.



You are wrongly presuming that those off-Strip hotels will be as tacky as your friend's Disney experience. In fact, most of the off-Strip hotel/casino properties' rooms are quite nice, and a much better value than the Strip. I'd rather pay $49 than $199 (plus, of course, resort fees), and blow the difference on riotous living (that would pay for a very nice dinner for two, or a show for two).
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.---George Bernard Shaw
Mosca
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November 20th, 2010 at 12:44:37 PM permalink
Quote: mkl654321

You are wrongly presuming that those off-Strip hotels will be as tacky as your friend's Disney experience. In fact, most of the off-Strip hotel/casino properties' rooms are quite nice, and a much better value than the Strip. I'd rather pay $49 than $199 (plus, of course, resort fees), and blow the difference on riotous living (that would pay for a very nice dinner for two, or a show for two).



I didn't say that you were wrong to feel that way. It's not right for me. That's why both choices are there, so we can both be happy. (There are strip hotels that are $49/night in February, btw. I got an email offer for one, but I don't remember which; all suites. The Rio? Maybe.)
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FleaStiff
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November 20th, 2010 at 2:38:00 PM permalink
The tourists already had to bend over during the airport screening... and at hotel check-in.

Locals avoid strip traffic and strip prices ... they also avoid strip odds. Its no worse in local casinos and often better to gamble there.

But only "The Strip" is featured when someone says "Vegas, Baby. Vegas!!".
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November 20th, 2010 at 2:44:40 PM permalink
Quote: Mosca

I work hard for my money, and dammit, I'm going to blow it in style! Just give me full disclosure on what I'm wasting it on.

Thats the spirit!! It is your choice, but you don't want to have to pour through fine print to learn about extra charges. You can pay for a Double King Bed or a rickety old narrow cot only a few inches off the floor... but you want to know what the deal is in advance and you want to know what the room really costs. Pity all those MBA types advising the hotels to impose Resort Fees can't understand this concept.

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